Moses Heap in Holcombe Hill, nr Bury, Lancashire - 13 August, 1892, in the afternoon

from My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories, pages 59–60:

In 1892, according to arrangements made in August 1891, our “Friendly Gathering of Choirs” met on Holcombe Hill on August 13, 1892. More choirs had now joined in the affair, and so talked off from one place to another, that our numbers were greatly added each year. Here we sang six Psalm tunes and six choruses. The Bolton choir sang an anthem by themselves. After tea, we finished the Musical Programme then enjoyed chats with friends in the open air of the moorland, then we slowly wended our way down the hill on our homeward journey; after an enjoyable afternoon.

cite as

Moses Heap, My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories. In Rossendale Collection, Rawtenstall Public Libraries, 1961, number RC 942 ROS, p. 59–60. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Holcombe Hill, nr Bury, Lancashire


Moses Heap
millworker, yeast dealer

Listening to

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an anthem performed by a particular baptist choir from Bolton
Six psalm tunes and six choruses performed by choirs of the particular baptist society from Manchester Bolton, Goodshawfold and elsewhere

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 August, 1892, in the afternoon
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


An annual ‘friendly gathering’ of church choirs of the particular Baptist society had begun in August 1891, when choirs from Manchester and Goodshawfold met together to walk in the countryside and sing (see Listening Experience 1657883272536) The gathering grew rapidly in subsequent years until choirs from a very wide Lancashire area were involved. This was the second such meeting.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Jul 2022 12:13:07 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2022 12:00:28 +0100